Our Staff

Danielle Rice, Registered Nurse

The vision behind LunaSol comes from Danielle Rice, RN, and Medical Director, Phong Nguyen, MD.  Danielle's passion is cosmetic nursing and has an artistic eye for enhancing her clients best features. Danielle's greatest joy is seeing the instant excitement she can provide to her clients through her services and believes that beauty goes beyond the physical. She wants to offer them not only beautiful, well-treated skin, but a relaxing, pampering, energy-healing experience that leaves them restored at every level.


Danielle's Certifications:

-Cosmetic Nursing - 9 years

-Member of the Dermatology Nurses Association since 2011

-Top 5 International Finalist for the Skin Games Competition 2017

-Skin of Color Seminar 2012

-Bellafill Summit for advanced practice professionals - 2016

-Bellafill Summit for advanced practice professionals - 2017

-RealSelf certificate “Most Loved Injector”


Favorite Treatment: Using a combination of treatments to achieve natural, long-lasting results

Favorite Injectable: The right product, for the right person, for the right area

Favorite Topical Product: Neocutis Bio-Gel

Favorite Treatment Room: Earth Room

Phong H. Nguyen, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Nguyen came to the United States after the Vietnam War. His family settled in Cleveland Ohio where at the age of 5 he saw snow for the first time. Dr. Nguyen grew up in the Cleveland Metro area. He attended Case Western Reserve University and graduated with a B.A. in biology. Dr. Nguyen continued his education at Case Western Reserve University Medical School and obtained his MD. He chose to further his training at one of the smallest most rural family practice residencies in the small town, Blackstone, south of Richmond. He spent three years in Blackstone making house calls and also moonlighting in the local emergency department. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Nguyen accepted a full-time position in the emergency department there. Dr. Nguyen went on to practice at many other facilities within North Carolina and Virginia. With over 17 years experience in the emergency department, Dr. Nguyen places great attention and detail to maintaining patient safety.


Favorite Treatment: UltraShape/VelaShape combo

Favorite Injectable: Bellafill (5yr. filler)

Favorite Topical Product: Yana Drinkable Collagen Shots

Favorite Treatment Room: Crystal Room

Erica Kelly, MMS, PA-C

Erica has 6 years experience in aesthetic medicine and 10 years in dermatology and skin surgery. She graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine PA program at the top of her class. Her expertise includes injectables, laser and energy treatments, and much more. Erica is known for her gentle touch with needles, and uses an integrated approach combining skin care and beauty treatments to achieve natural looking results. Her passion for her field of work is evidenced by her ongoing aesthetic education and research, attending multiple national conferences and training programs yearly. Erica truly appreciates the confidence aesthetic treatments can bring to a client!

Aesthetic Injector - 6 years

Dermatology PA - 10 years

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Allergan Master Class for Injectors -  2019



Favorite Treatment: Her signature cheek & lip filler combo that brings a new elegance to the face.

Favorite Injectables: Restylane and Juvaderm

Favorite Product: Neocutis Firm

Favorite Room: Earth Room

Paula Carter, Registered Nurse

Paula is a rare Raleigh native and has been working as a Registered Nurse for 30 years. The majority of her nursing career has been spent in Women and Infant Services at Wake Med. She was on staff at the opening of Luna Sol as part of our Admin Team, but quickly made the transition to Nurse Injector. Paula has been through extensive training and is certified in injectable treatments such as neuromodulators and fillers, our various laser treatments, and body contouring treatments. She has attended the World Congress American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Chicago and the Bellafill Summit for Success in Dallas. She has a passion for research and learning and has brought many new techniques to the spa. Paula values getting to know her clients and helping them achieve their personal aesthetic goals. Paula was an Aesthetics Everything Top Esthetics Nurse 2019 Award. 


Paula is happily married to Philip and they have four sons and a granddaughter between them. She enjoys reading historical fiction, embroidery, concerts and the theater, and loves to travel.


Favorite Treatment: Plasma Pen

Favorite Injectable: Restylane Refyne & Defyne

Favorite Topical Product: BioGel

Favorite Treatment Room: Moon Room

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Hana Petrea, Medical Esthetician

Hana is a licensed Medical Esthetician, and graduated from Aveda Institute Chapel Hill in 2011 and has been in medical skincare since. She is very passionate about helping people with their skincare needs and achieving the best results. To expand her diverse skills she attended the “Aesthetic Show” education seminar in Las Vegas in 2017 and the “Women of Color” education seminar in Las Vegas in 2011, enhancing her knowledge of patients with darker skin types III-VI. Some of her specialties include custom facials, hydrafacials, acne treatments, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, and laser treatments. Previous experience in extensive assisting in minimally invasive medical procedures like Smart-lipo and Thermi-Tight. Additionally, she is knowledgeable and trained with a variety of different skincare products: Image, PCA, Neocutis, Skinmedica, Alastin, and EltaMD. Hana enjoys spending time with family and friends, and hiking with her dog Smokey. 

Favorite Treatment: Microneedling 
Favorite Injectable: Botox/Dysport/Xeomin
Favorite Topical Product: Neocutis Biogel
Favorite Treatment Room: Moon Room 

Selina Llamas, Medical Esthetician

Selina has 12 years experience. She graduated from Marinello School of Beauty, Los Angeles in 2008. She specializes in chemical peels, laser treatments and microneedling. Selina has worked with numerous skin care lines including Image, PCO, Young Pharmaceuticals, Sente, and Eminence Organic skin care. She has worked in both a dermatology setting as well as a spa setting.

Recently moving from Los Angeles to Wake Forest with her husband and two children, she is loving her new life in North Carolina and looks forward to helping you with all of your skincare concerns.

Favorite Treatment: Plasma Pen

Favorite Injectable: Lip Filler (Juviderm Plus)

Favorite Topical Product: Vital C Hydrating Oil

Favorite Treatment Room: Crystal Room

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BROOKE GAMBER, Office Manager

Brooke is originally from PA but has called NC home since 1990.  Brooke has been working in the Health and Wellness field for the past 19 years living out her passion for helping others achieve optimal health through proper nutrition and exercise. Brooke came to LunaSol as a client, experienced the positive, nurturing environment and wanted to be part of it!  She is excited to be part of the LunaSol staff family.  She looks forward to meeting you and helping provide a quality experience for everyone that walks into LunaSol.

Brooke and her husband, Trent, live in Wake Forest. She has two children, Griffin and Maria, both in college. Brooke enjoys teaching classes, lifting, running and hiking with her dogs.



Favorite Treatment: Fraxel

Favorite Injectable: Botox/Xeomin/Dysport

Favorite Topical Product: Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum 

Favorite Treatment Room: Moon Room

Sandra Pickle, Communications/Marketing Director

Sandra lives on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia with her husband Mike. They have three sons, Matthew, Cameron & Dustin and have four grandchildren, Lincoln, Roan, Camila, Aviela and one on the way in January 2021. She and her husband enjoy working out, eating healthy and traveling as much as possible to see their children/grandchildren. Sandra has been working in promotions, graphic design and web administration for 16 years. She has been passionate about utilizing her skills to launch LunaSol Med Spa and is continuing to move LunaSol forward as the best Med Spa in the Wake Forest area. 


Favorite Treatment: Morpheus8 & Aerolase

Favorite Injectable: Botox/Xeomin/Dysport

Favorite Topical Product: PCA Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum

Favorite Treatment Room: Earth Room


Anna Buckey is a true North Carolinian. She was born and raised in Raleigh, where she now resides with her husband Dave. She has five children, George, Mary, Tim, Harmony, and Tommy, and three grandchildren, Jaxton, Emilia, and Evi.

Because of her love of people, Anna has worked in the customer service field for decades. She is energetic, personable and kind-hearted and is thrilled to be part of the LunaSol team.

When she isn't working you'll find her attending NC State football games, reading on the beach, or leisurely walking her dog, Pepper.


Favorite Treatment: Aerolase

Favorite Injectable: Radiesse

Favorite Topical Product: Image Vital-C Cleanser

Favorite Treatment Room: Sun Room

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MaryBeth Margolis, Event Coordinator

MaryBeth is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She has a background in hospitality and caregiving. She loves to greet patients warmly and make them feel comfortable. Her smile will put you at ease, and her generous spirit will remain with you even after you leave.

MaryBeth lives in North Raleigh with her husband and four children. She enjoys exercise, tennis, cooking, spending time with family and traveling.  


Favorite Treatment: Fraxel

Favorite Injectable: Restylane Refyne/Defyne

Favorite Topical Product: Regenica Dual Serum

Favorite Treatment Room: Crystal Room

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Wake Forest, NC  27587

(919) 263-8510

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